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Step #3: Performance Based Golf Mental Skills Coaching

Step #3: Performance Based Golf Mental Skills Coaching

Lyn McDonald utilizes the THE MINDFULNESS-ACCEPTANCE-COMMITMENT (MAC) APPROACH*

He takes every golfer through the phases of mastering golf mental skills:

Module 1 – Preparing the Athlete

Module 2 – Mindfulness and Cognitive Diffusion

Module 3 – Values and Values-Driven Behavior

Module 4 – Acceptance

Module 5 – Enhancing Commitment

Module 6 – Poise

Module 7 – Maintaining and Enhancing MAC

The Mindfulness-Acceptance and Commitment approach is a program with the ultimate goal of performance enhancement through enhanced regulation of attention and poise.

We will achieve these MAC goals through our discussions, in-session exercises, and between session activities to develop greater moment-to-moment self-awareness and increase tolerance of negative thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations.  

MAC is designed to help you enhance attention and poise without any need to reduce, or control the naturally occurring internal experiences.  Rather, we want to work on your ability to allow these naturally occurring experiences to come and go as passing and normal aspects of the human experience.  

One goal of the MAC approach is to move the athlete away from self-focus and more towards task-focus!

***THE PRIMARY GOAL OF THE MAC PROGRAM IS TO ALLOW YOUR SKILLS AND ABILITIES TO EMERGE AUTOMATICALLY, WITH YOUR MIND BEING QUIET AND FOCUSED ON ONLY THE TASK AT HAND.***

 

*Developed from: Gardner, F. & Moore, Z. (2007). The Psychology of Enhancing Human Performance: The Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) Approach. New York: Springer
Brandi Jo